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Meet The Six Female Artists Shortlisted For The Max Mara Art Prize For Women

Posted On: Oct 17, 2017   |   Posted By: 10 magazine

Meet The Six Female Artists Shortlisted For The Max Mara Art Prize For Women

After what has been a bad week regarding treatment of women in the creative industries, here's something to restore a little faith in the world again in the form of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women. The prize, established by the Whitechapel Gallery in collaboration with the fashion group in 2005, aims to promote and support female talent that is all too often stifled in favour of their male counterparts.
“For many years women artist had worked under the radar.” says Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery and one of the prize's judges, “but due to this great prize, artist of different generations have been given the opportunity to spend formative months exploring Italy; and the resources to create a major new commission that situates them on the world stage”. That's right, the winning artist, announced early next year, will be awarded a six-month residency at locations around Italy, where they will develop a project to be shown in major solo exhibitions at Whitechapel...

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